Patios for outdoor dining around Boston, MA

The sun is out. We should be too.


The greenery from the pergola is a picture perfect touch. | Photo via @_petalandink

Patio season has arrived in Boston. With the weather starting to warm + the sun setting later, there’s no better time to dine al-fresco than now. Don’t think we haven’t noticed all the outdoor set ups and patios popping up all over town.

Save this list of 20 patios for when you’re craving a bite + some sunshine.

City Tap House, 10 Boston Wharf Rd.

Enjoy brunch with a view + $5 mimosas on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Chickadee, 21 Drydock Ave.

Named after the state bird, Chickadee is serving up Mediterranean inspired dishes in the Seaport.

Stephanie’s on Newbury, 190 Newbury St.

Enjoy the people watching as much as your meal on this patio situated off Newbury Street.

Select Oyster Bar, 50 Gloucester St.

Don’t miss the custom stained glass window art, which features oysters.

ReelHouse, 6 New St., East Boston

Reservations at this East Boston spot promise expansive views of the city + Boston Harbor.

Union Oyster House, 41 Union St.

Could you get a more iconic pop-up patio in Boston? We don’t think so.

Publico Street Bistro & Garden, 11 Dorchester St.

The perfect urban patio setup for your lunch, brunch, or dinner plans. Pro tip: Don’t skip on the cocktails aka “adult liquids” as the Publico team calls them.

Pazza on Porter, 107 Porter St.

Enjoy the views at this Italian-American eatery + the trendy atmosphere. Make reservations to stop by the new speakeasy Next Door while you’re here.

Porto, Ring Rd.

Pro tip: Parking validation is offered in the Prudential garage for vehicles that enter after 5 p.m.

Brighton Bodega 328 Washington St., Brighton + Devlin’s Bistro & Bar 332 Washington St, Brighton

This shared patio space is hidden between both restaurants + connected by string lights.

Mamma Maria, 3 North Sq.

The authentic Italian restaurant in the North End opens its patio space from 4:30-8:30 p.m. on weekends and 5-8 p.m. on weekdays.

If you don’t want to be limited to just one menu, try one of Boston’s food halls with outdoor seating, like Time Out Market, Charles River Speedway, Bow Market + High Street Place.

We asked you to send us your favorite patios around Boston, and here are a few you recommended.

“Their burger is amazing! And they’re pup friendly!”

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